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The Sailor's Ransom By Brian Thompson

The Sailor's Ransom by Brian Thompson

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It is London, 1875. At Lady Cornford's famous soiree (sugared almonds and tittle-tattle) everyone is gossiping about Henry Ellis Margam's latest hit, The Widow's Secret. Only a few people know that one of Lady C's guests, the enigmatic Bella Wallis, is in fact the bestselling novelist.

The Sailor's Ransom Summary

The Sailor's Ransom: A Bella Wallis Mystery by Brian Thompson

London is alive with gossip about the thrilling new book by sensationalist author Henry Ellis Margam, but only a select group of people know that the real author is beautiful widow, and member of high society, Bella Wallis.

One of her confidantes is the dashing Philip Westland, who comes to Bella now with a problem: his best friend Kennet is smitten with the heiress Mary Skillane but Mary's father, Sir William, has promised her to Robert Judd, a vulgar treasure-seeker. Mary is due to inherit the Skillane pearls, which are currently residing in a Cornsih bank vault, but it seems that the pearls were ill-gotten.

Can Bella and her friends reunite the young lovers and escape the attention of the villainous Judd?

The Sailor's Ransom Reviews

With a glorious heroine and wicked humour, Brian Thompson lays bare the sexual shenanigans and hypocrisy of Victorian England -- John Harvey
The atmosphere is delicious, tangible, and irresistible. The dialogue is believably Victorian. And Bella Wallis is a joy to follow around through a few hundred pages * The Historical Novels Review *

About Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson was born in London in 1935 and now lives in Oxford. He has written two award-winning volumes of memoir: Keeping Mum (2006), winner of the Costa Prize for Biography and the PEN/Ackerley Prize, and Clever Girl (2007), longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The first Bella Wallis mystery, The Widow's Secret, was published in 2008.

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The Sailor's Ransom: A Bella Wallis Mystery by Brian Thompson
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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